Merry MAC Players announces open auditions for “Godspell,” the musical this Sunday, Aug. 19, at 5 p.m. at the Historic Depot Theatre located at 210 N. Marion in Martinsville. Besides the annual youth production, this is the first musical the theatre has produced in several years, and with just three rehearsals a week is a great opportunity for those who like to sing.
Performances will be Oct. 19-21 and 26-28, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Ten male and female roles are available for ages 16 and over.
“Godspell,” the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked,” “Pippin,” “Children of Eden”), took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day by Day,” the show features a parade of beloved songs, including “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.”
A small group of people helps Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
More information and an audition form can be found at www.merrymacplayers.org. All are welcome to audition.
The Martinsville Arts Council and Merry MAC Players host several entertainment opportunities each year. From plays to movies, magicians to live music, stand-up comedy, and more! As the performing arts hub of Morgan County, and a community theatre, Merry MAC Players seeks to provide quality entertainment, opportunity, education and enrichment for its community.
Merry MAC Players also works to preserve history by maintaining the 100-year old Historic Depot Theatre, located at 210 N. Marion Street in Martinsville, where most of the activities and performances take place.
Anyone can audition, attend performances, or volunteer to help Merry MAC Players by taking tickets, building sets, sewing costumes, writing grants, and more. No previous experience required! Those interested in local arts opportunities should visit Facebook.com/merrymacplayers or Merrymacplayers.org.